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DevConnections 2013 Recap

DevConnections 2013 Recap

DevConnections 2013 was an amazing conference, as it has in all years past. The attendees are always hyper-engaged and come with tons of questions. As a presenter, nothing makes me happier than helping people understand the concepts I am covering better than when they walked into my sessions.  Thanks to Scot Hillier for being an amazing track chair and moderating the panel on Tuesday afternoon.

During DevConnections I did 3 sessions (2 of which were recorded) and a panel session (also recorded).  SharePoint Pro Magazine is selling access to all 60 hours of recorded content from the show.  You can find details about this at

I have been hearing from folks that my slides are not accessible on the site, so if you are looking for my content please look no further:

PowerShell for the Anxious ITPro

SharePoint Performance – Best Practices from the Field

Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2013

Time for the second half of my crazy SharePoint road trip… See you at SharePoint Fest Chicago!

Putting a bow on an amazing year of SharePoint

Putting a bow on an amazing year of SharePoint

Last week I had the honor of presenting “Heavy Metal PowerPivot Redux” to the San Antonio SharePoint Users Group.  My slide deck from that session can be found here:

The SASUGers were a great group of folks to present to and the location was tremendous.  We were hosted by Jeff Deverter at the RackSpace facility in Eastern San Antonio.  They purchased the Windsor Park Mall and have converted it into their offices.  It was completely wild experience touring a mall that I had shopped at previously and finding that it was now a state of the art office facility, complete with slide.

Here are a few pictures from the evening:

From the presentation, & you have to love an SPUG that provides beer at the meeting!

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Touring the RackSpace Facility

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Time to ride the slide!

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Yes, I got stuck…


A post-slide group photo with the early birds


Needless to say it was a terrific evening and I can’t wait to come back and speak again at SASUG.  Thanks to Tom Resing, Jessica Saucedo, and Jeff Deverter for all they did to make it possible.

SharePoint Road Trips!

SharePoint Road Trips!

With the devastating storm that has hit New Hampshire over the weekend, there is no better time for a SharePoint Road Trip to start than today!  It was so bad up here that our city postponed Halloween Trick-or-treating until next Sunday.  Here are a couple of pictures of the devastation, just from our driveway:

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Here is a quick list of where you can find me over the next 2 months.


I fly out to Las Vegas this evening to present 5 sessions at the SharePoint Connections Conference this week (October 31st – November 4th), 3 of which are with my good friend and collaborator Cornelius J. van Dyk.  I am presenting:

HAD13: SharePoint Logging & Debugging: The Troubleshooter’s Best Friend (Tuesday)

HAD14: SharePoint Performance: Best Practices from the Field (Tuesday)

HAD15: Battle Scarred But Still Standing: A SharePoint Admin’s Tell-All (Wednesday)

HAD12: Heavy Metal PowerPivot (Thursday)

HNC04: Human Workflow with Visio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010 (Thursday)


After Las Vegas I head to Colorado to take part in SharePoint Saturday Denver (November 11-13), an amazing 2 day event (registration is open and there are still some seats available), where I will be presenting:

SharePoint Logging & Debugging: The Troubleshooter’s Best Friend (Friday)

SharePoint Performance: Best Practices from the Field (Saturday)

I am also planning on taking part in my first ShareSki as a part of SharePoint Saturday Denver!  I haven’t skied in Colorado in almost 10 years (East Coast skiing is nothing like Colorado sadly), but if you can’t find me on the slopes after my sessions, look for the guy in the full body cast by the fire drinking scotch  


Corne & I will be presenting at the December installment of the Granite State SharePoint Users Group located at Daniel Webster College on 12/8 @ 6pm, which I happen to co-organize, followed by a SharePint.

We will be doing our SharePoint Logging & Debugging: The Troubleshooter’s Best Friend session.  If you are in the area New Hampshire / Northern Massachusetts area please check us out.  We have had 7 sessions and we are continuing to grow.  We have great list of speakers already lined up for 2012!


I am heading back to the Lone Star State to round out the calendar year of SharePoint where I will be speaking at the SASPUG meeting on December 15th and presenting Heavy Metal PowerPivot Redux, a session featuring the goodness of PowerPivot v1 and a preview of PowerPivot v2 and Power View.  Join us at Rackspace – Castle I-35 and Walzem starting at 530p. 

fireworks Happy New Years!

That will wrap my SharePoint Road Trip to a close.  I hope to see you at one of more of these great events.  The 2012 calendar of SharePoint events is already starting to fill up with amazing events so keep an eye out for an announcement later in the year about those dates.